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Mary’s Well is found just below the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in modern-day Nazareth.
The well was positioned over an underground spring that served for centuries as a local watering hole for the Arab villagers.

The well was renovated twice, once in 1967 and once in 2000. The current structure is a symbolic representation of the structure that was once in use, and surrounds it a small garden.

"Mary's Well" or "Ain Maryam", as the locals call it, had been so named since "time immemorial" and that it provided as the city’s main water source for Nazareth Residents and Traverlers.

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Mary's Well Square Rank #25 of 32 | Type: Historic Sites
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"A walk to the well"
07 August 2018
I suggest you start at the grotto in the basilica and walk down the road to the well of Mary. These two landmarks are part of both Catholic and Orthodox traditions and walking between the two is a...
"Save your time, it is a waste of time."
04 August 2018
You come to Nazareth and want to take in the historic sites, but pass this one up. It is iconic for this town, but be warned it is dirty, neglected and there is no water in it, nor has their been...
"A somewhat underwhelming highlight of the classic Nazareth tour"
05 July 2018
Supposedly the well from which mary drank on her way to Egypt, the Structure erected above the actual well (dry now) is probably Ottoman and stands in the middle of a somewhat neglected public square...
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